Category Archives: Folk Tale

A Thousand Miles of History IX: Legends on the rocks

The morning after the workshop, with Alethea and Larissa squeezed into the back of the car, we headed back along the road towards Tavistock, in search of the next site of our day’s explorations. We were going to have a … Continue reading

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Lion and Hare…

* Lion lived in the forest. Lion was invincible and the sole champion of the forest. Whatever other creatures lived in the forest, Lion, killed and ate. * The animals of the forest came together and drew up a petition … Continue reading

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Hare-Skin in Moon-Face…

* Sister-Sun and Sister-Moon walked side by side in the sky… Both were cold. * One day they caught a hare, skinned it, and put it in a cooking-pot to stew… * While the hare was stewing The two sisters … Continue reading

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Hare and Lion…

* There once was a Lion who came to town. “I want Man to be my brother,” said Lion, “and by and by I will take him into my house. “Very well,” said Man, and so Lion started visiting him. … Continue reading

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The hand that feeds…

* Man and Hare became great friends. They were always getting into scrapes together and getting scolded by their mothers. * One day Man said, “let us do away with our mothers, then we shall be free.” Hare was not … Continue reading

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Burn, Burn, Burn…

* Man was always chasing Hare but Hare was usually too swift for him… * One day, by means of a fluke, Man caught Hare, “Now, I’ve got you,” said Man and he tied Hare to a tree, then he … Continue reading

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To Be…

* The Moon dies and rises to life again. Moon said to Hare, “Go to Men and tell them, ‘like as the Moon dies and again rises to life, so will you also.’” * Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Star Sanctuary…

Jera * … As Merlin prepared to leave once more for the wild woods of Caledonia his sister, Ganieda, attempted to dissuade him arguing that it would make more sense to winter within the city and return to the woods … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice…

Isaz * … Merlin’s bonds were loosed and he was told that if he explained his laughter in the city streets he would be free to return to the forests of Caledonia. * Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Two Sticks…

Naudiz * … Once more constrained by the bonds of capture, Merlin became morose. * He went on hunger strike. * Continue reading at France & Vincent

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